Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 5, 1906, Lethbridge, Alberta
Supplement Lo The LetJibridge Herald. TALKS WITH FARMERS I'liirlir.ld Itids. citijoy the reputation of boiug vcrv s.uccess�ul and in-IcMiairiit luriii. IS. Vhuy have done iijucli lo liri'iig the l^oihlji-klgo irri-gfttion (Jisli^iut Ixifori! thts' public, unJ to'd.ji' IhiH ticsliict Ivus no j-aicin'gvr advoculos \i\mn them! gen-IkMiivii. U. H. 1'air/M'd, who was fdniiorly KupoViiLlciKlen't of t,he gov-riniuiiii l'x|)(;riiiK'iH(U farm at Liura-.'iiif, Wyoming-tho place where Uill pii'iilj.shfti his lamuus Jioouier-ang-i;oinxisi;cl with th� Uui-akl t-'hu oihtir (lay on irrlg-ation farming. Air. I'\iir(n'l(l is a native of Oolorado, 1)11'. canii.' hen; from Wyoming live .^tars ago. With his lu'olhcr he has a half .section on Ihe "ili'tch" neuf town. I'liey luaile a spuciality of j-aLsing- alfalfa hay, and have the iiim'(|uo (lih-tiriction of discovering that, it was nwj.ssary lo inti'oculate �the land In order to grow this ha.v sati.sfactOrlly. They have had bhree ciiilin^s cat'h jear of alfalfa, and last \iar they threshoil their own .�^ejtl. 'rh1.5 awl Siti a ton. 'Phey have been testing I iiiiolhy. Wusiern rye grass, Krome gi'ass and n;d "clover, and while Mr. Kair/ield says that alfalfa stands head and shonklors above any olov-i r thr.v hiivc found Westrrn grass is al>io well siii'Md tor irrigated or dry 1 a rilling. .Mfnlfa land in Colorado, where iwo or ihrue cuttings can be made a year, is worth from SJIOO an acre ii|'\vard. Mr. Fairfield made \\liat we con�id;'ri?d a very i'lnport-- ant Htn'temoivt, when he declared �that the gro�-t'h of alfalfa in this coiiitry will enable thousands upon thousands of cattle and sheep to l>o lattiiK'd hi'i-e. J^ethbridge distriot, he says, is dostincid to Ijecome one of the yiealost fec'.ling grounds in Western Canada. Mr. Fairfield also poiivti'd out th�t he had grown al-lalfa for five reasons without any winter killing. 'I'his year several hiHi.lred acres of alfalfa ha 'been sown in this district. As to grains, he said they had raised over iiO biish^'ls of oats to. the acre, 60 luishels to the acre having been se-(!iirfd from fresh breaking. The.y had also high yields in wheat, barley and flax. Fairfield ilros. have gone into fruit growing on a small scale, and have been \cry successful with sirawhnrries, - raspberries, currants ami gooseberries. 'J^hey have also .so'.iie apple and plum trtws, which promis-c well, and why should ibhcy not. after the eshibi't Hev. Father V'an Tighom made of apples ami jjlum.s last fall. On Ihe Fairfield farm there is a nursery where 3,000 trees are being grown for the town of I-ethbridjre. .�\ few are rea'dy to set oitt wis spriii'g, and nearly all will le rOaid. for nevt .\'ear. They are setting out t'his year a wind broak of 5,000 or 6,000 trees. Asked for Jiis opinion of the Ijeth-hridRV! district as a farming country. Mr. Fniirfirld .-in, all citizens Of Tabor. They put within iis n desire to tteti the place, which turns out such progressive citizens as the gtuitlemen mentioned, so we boarded the midnight train last Fridn.v for the "Village of I'rptnise." 'Phe train had a dozen or so persons hea.'led for the same place. We got olT the, train in a rush ami started for the Tabor Hotel, conducted " by Mr. Carroll. We had been told that I'his hotel was alwa,\s crowded, so had telographwl ahead for a room, but'when we got there the obli??;ing Carroll_ had the "Filled Up" siyu hani|ing out. Every rootn taken So twelTo of us slept, sitting up in chairs in the hotel odice, while two travellers reposc"d on ne hiiU fi'.-ir upstairs. Mr. Carroll is putting up an addition, to his hotel which will provide six more rooms; it will be ready in a Ifew days. But this is not all. lie is going to put a big addition to thfe east side of the hotel, it will be 60x33, an J will havj twelve bedrooms. The hotel will be heatc?d by hot water and made first-class in all respects. In a month's .time two new hotels will open thciV dojrs. '.i-.'j l'i-.l J-lousuta'tion of being a first-class hotel man. Nearer the residential ))art of the village is the Lemon House. It is nearly finished, and looks goo ig ojjeratod close , to the town. The Reliance end the Tabor at the present time are spending a great deal of mone.v developing their properties. As much as 70 cars . �ul nre t'iil>-(Kid from Tabor weekly now. Apart from coal resources. Tabor is surrounded by a. rapidly developing farming community. Land seekers are coming in daily preparing to locate on the dry lands in the vicinity. Tabor is said to have a population of 700, and wc doti t 'I jutjt it It Is only three years oW, and is expanding so rafd'dly that it is haixl for people, who have not been there in a year, to recognize it. It is becoming more compact every day. The new buildings lili up the .ac-ant nrnirie between the station and Probert and Wood's ot jim. Next week we will have something more to say about this wonderful little town r ABDITIOVAL LOCALS. Mrs. J. W. Martin will i-eceive on TuesKla.v, April lOth. The Firth-Eaton concert Co.", one of the best on the road, will appear at Ol'iver's Hall Friday and Saturday of next week. Prices 75c. and .'jOc. The Little Sisters,'a guild of children in connection with St. Augus* tins, will hold a sale of work on Easter Monday at the rectory from 3 to 6. We are now delivering the cleanest and best ice in town. "Call or phone, us your orders. Western Warehouse & Transfer Co. Mr. Cox, Sr., an aged man, who recently came out from Surrey, Engi., was buried on Friday afternoon. He had contracted" a severe cold, and pneumonia set in, resulting in his death. The funeral was from - the Moore Undertaking* Parlors. Inter- / ment was in the new cemetery. Rev. .1. E. Hughson. ofBciated. PHILLIPS ARRESTED. Toronto, March 31.-The investigation into the conspiracy charge agoinst Joseph Phillips, president of the York County Loan and Savings Company, took a sensational turn today,' when at the conclusion of the morning testimony, Magistrate Denison ordered Phillips to be placed under arrest, stating that the case was getting more serious every hour. The magistrate refused to accept additional sureties offered b.y the Phillips counsel, but agreed to give the decision later regarding heavier bail.